Marc Philipp Gemballa launches the new Marsien: A Dakar-worthy modified Porsche 992 Turbo S that takes inspiration from the 80s.
Marc Philipp Gemballa’s first official creation has been revealed: a heavily modified Porsche 992 Turbo S named the “Marsien” that takes inspiration from the Paris Dakar-winning Porsche’s of the 80s.
Brought to life by the 27-year-old son of legendary auto-tuner Uwe Gemballa (and specifically not to be confused with the company that continued with his father’s surname), the retro-futuristic Marsien has been in development since 2018 when Marc first contacted automotive designer Alan Derosier to collaborate on an entirely new bespoke body design.
The result is an ultra-modern supercar with a full carbon-fiber body that blends comfort and day-to-day practicality with off-roading capabilities to create a unique driving experience both on and off the road.
Powering the Marc Philipp Gemballa Marsien is an twin-turbocharged six-cylinder boxer engine derived from the Porsche 992 Turbo S that has been bespoke tuned by engine specialists RUF to produce 740hp and 686lb-ft of torque to reach a top speed of 208mph.
New owners can also upgrade to a second output package that offers 818 hp with an uprated variable turbine turbocharger, new mapping, and reinforced PDK transmission.
The Marsien features a new bespoke double-wishbone front suspension design by Gemballa along with unique driveshafts, reinforced front suspension joints from the Porsche Cayenne, and a new type of solid-piston dampers from partner KW Automotive created especially for the project that’s both hydraulically height-adjustable and adaptive.
The Marsien also features an entirely new titanium exhaust system by Arapovic which integrates into the new rear bumper design.
Only 40 Marc Philipp Gemballa Marsien’s will be produced in total, with prices starting at €495,000 for the conversion plus the base price for a Porsche Turbo S, which can be supplied by the owner or sourced separately.